Sonar Red – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist are you?

SR: We are a dynamic duo.


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

SR: We are long term collaborators over a number of other projects. This is our first full project operating on our own.


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

SR: In no particular order; NIN; Metallica; A Perfect Circle; incubus; Pink Floyd; RATM; Albert Camus and James Hetfield.


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

SR: Making the music is the dream. Making it pay without compromising it is the goal.


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

SR: Strictly speaking we divide the writing process into melodic and rhythmic input. That said, we both actively shape the overall production and outcome.


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

SR: Covid has prohibited this, sadly.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

SR: Fantastic. Now please pay us our fair share from steaming.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

SR: You’ll get a wildly different answer from both of us. It also depends on mood. I have a distinct weak spot for Pink Floyd “Comfortably Numb”. It’s a chilling piece of music. (JD)

I’d say “Bohemian Rhapsody”. I’m not a massive Queen fan but that song is an absolute master piece. When you bear in mind the studio technology back then it’s a really impressive and ground breaking track. (Rick)


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

People who say pacifically when they mean specifically. That, and running out of milk in the morning. First world problems.


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

SR: Completing our album Nonunion. It was a ridiculous amount of work.


PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

SR: We’re putting the polish on the mixes; looking to record a cover and recording some cool cut down versions of our album tracks. Busy.


PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from? 

SR: We have recently signed a distribution deal with Identity music and will be globally distributing the album and singles with them. For a limited time, our launch track The Ground Beneath Our Feet and a couple of other sneaky tracks are available to stream and purchase at:

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